Naipaul Takes on Giants/Willie’s for Sale

March 30, 2006

What's so Great about Joyce and James?
I'm offended. How could anyone disparage James Joyce and Henry James. Novelist Sir V.S. Naipaul did, and he called Thomas Hardy “an unbearable write” who didn't “know how to compose a paragraph.” He also noted that Ernest Hemingway “was so busy being an American” that he “didn't know where he was.” Click here for more.

Shakespeare for Sale
This summer Sotheby's will auction the first folio edition of Shakespeare's plays. Estimated value: $7 million.


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